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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,150 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 122009


  • 25,000 miles


Traction control system activated at approx 50mph due to water on road. During traction system operation, the vehicle transmission downshifted to a lower gear, causing partial loss of control and path deviation into the adjacent lane. This has recurred several times on different occasions.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 122007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
I had 2 Chevy Equinox 2007 model, loaded. First vehicle repurchased due to multiple episodes of stabilitrak failure, turn signals quit working, radio problems, passenger system airbag not working, and finally failure of main airbag system. Given exact twin of first car, as thought that car was just a lemon. 2nd Equinox had 2 episodes of stabilitrak failure, and a new steering column placed, and then had total system failure of the steering, brakes, gas, stabilitrak, and airbag system while driving the vehicle. I had absolutely no control over any of these systems! you could turn my steering wheel 360 degrees, and the wheels never moved, the brakes didn't work, the gas didn't work, and all alarms were going off that the systems, including the airbags were not working. Luckily, no one was injured as I had just begun making a turn into roadway and all vehicles coming at me both ways were able to swerve, and the car was going slow enough and over a slight incline that it rolled to a stop just before hitting a steel light post. This car was also repurchased. Something is very wrong in the engineering of this vehicle and I am concerned for all the other people owning/driving this vehicle.

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 092007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Chevy Equinox with transmission failure. Customer states the vehicle started bucking when it was shifting gears. She stated that the dealer said it was the power steering. She stated the engine and stabilitrak lights illuminated. Not long after the consumer picked the vehicle up from the dealer, the vehicle repeated the same noise and the vehicle would not move forward while in drive. The consumer had to drive in reverse to get the vehicle to a safe place

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 192007

Equinox 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The vehicle was parked with both front tires on a patch of ice. The tires rolled on the ice. The dealer informed the contact that this was normal due to the characteristics of an all wheel drive. The dealer also told the contact that he should just apply the emergency brakes. Updated 2/27/2007 - the consumer feels that the vehicles should not move at all while in park. The consumer feels that the locking pin in the transmission may not be engaging properly.

- Pringle, PA, USA

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